Refunds and Repayments
Generally, after dropping a class or classes, you may be eligible to receive a refund. Contact the Cashier's and Financial Aid offices to determine if you are eligible to receive a refund or if it will be returned to a financial aid program.
Repayment is when you have to pay back some or all of your financial aid. If you receive a financial aid grant and/or loans, you must attend more than 60% of the quarter to earn all (100%) of your aid. If you stop attending or do not receive passing grades, we are required to determine how much financial aid you “earned” and return any “unearned” funds. You are then required to pay us back!
If you have attended less than 60% of the quarter, you may owe a repayment to financial aid. This may include federal and state grants and your tuition costs. If BC returns funds to federal or state agencies, these funds will come out of the money that was used to pay for your tuition. This means that you will need to repay BC the balance of tuition.
Identify if you’ve met the 60% requirement by referring to the Withdrawing from Classes Information Sheet.
Repayment calculations are performed either at the end of the quarter or throughout the quarter as we become aware of withdrawals. You will receive a letter(s) from us notifying of any money you may owe to the U.S. Department of Education, WA State, or Bellevue College.